EFF wants appointment of new Sars commissioner Kieswetter reversed

EFF wants appointment of new Sars commissioner Kieswetter reversed

- The EFF has slammed the appointment of new Sars commisioner, Edward Kieswetter

- They say the interview process was done in secret

- The party added that they would be pursuing legal action to have the appointment reverse

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The Economic Freedom Fighters are reportedly considering taking legal action to undo the appointment of Edward Kieswetter as Sars comissioner.

Kieswetter was appointed yesterday.

However, the EFF said that the appointment process was flawed and irregular, claiming that the interview process was not sufficiently transparent.

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Kieswetter previously served as the deputy Sars commissioner for five years when Pravin Gordhan held the top post. He was also part of the board appointed to overhaul Transnet. 

According to Eyewitness News, the panel appointed to interview candidates unanimously recommended Kieswetter for the position. 

However, the EFF has called Kieswetter's appointment "unlawful" and said they will do everything in their power to remove him from the position. They said the interviews were conducted, adding that they would write to Cyril Ramaphosa and Tito Mboweni to complain. 

They also take issue with the fact that Kieswetter was a senior figure at Sars during the time of what they call an "illegal intelligence unit", which they say targeted political opponents.

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Kieswetter will take over as the first permanent Sars head following the firing of Tom Moyane last year - a move which the EFF also opposed.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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